Monday, October 14, 2013

Five Reasons Why Mandela Must Not Die…

After many weeks of tension over the health of African living legend, Nelson Mandela, attention over his health has dropped after his return from hospital. #MfonList takes a look at top five reasons why the great icon, Nelson Mandela must not die; perhaps these factors have slight role in his lengthy life span so far.

1.       He is loved In Africa and beyond: Nelson Mandela has achieved something many African leaders and even global leaders have failed to achieve, that is, winning the love of majority of his people. It is very difficult in Africa, for up to 50% of the population of a country to sing the praise of it’s leader in office or out of office. Usually, the people who sing the praise of leaders are those directly benefiting from such leader, or those with tribal link with such Leader. This is something the great Icon has surpassed. He has not just won the love of majority of South Africans; he has crossed the boundary, into all Africa and even beyond to the international community! This is rare!  And many years after he left office, the love never ran out, it seems it goes stronger day after day! Many will go out of their way to pray for the well being of this great man.

2.       It will be great if he clocks 100! It is not every day that a centurion is buried! Few leaders ever live to reach the age of 100 and most of these leaders can be found in the Holy Bible. Despite all the torment, torture he has been through, the icon is still breathing! It will be amazing if he lives and reach the century mark! And even with additions!

3.       His presence alone makes a difference: He has become a symbol of freedom, goodwill and victory over oppression. There are very few people in the world that will not cherish an opportunity to meet with the icon. And even more so, fewer people will turn down his advice. Nelson Mandela is one man whose presence can create an atmosphere of love, unity and optimism!

4.       He is an inspiration to many: So many people have made this great African, their mentor even without ever meeting him. They see him as a source of courage and encouragement. And these inspirations have helped many find the strength to dare to be to be different. If the great Mandela lives on, more people will find inspiration.

5.       To make his loved ones happy: The happiness and joy his presence brings to his family and people is priceless! There is no substitute for it!

If you have more reasons, feel free to drop a comment!

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